CD The Roots of Elvis Costello [Digipak] (CD 4672734),
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The Roots of Elvis Costello [Digipak]

  • 1. Bama Lama Bama Loo - Little Richard
    2. Rock Your Baby - Wanda Jackson
    3. I Put a Spell on You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
    4. Tell It Like It Is - Little Willie John
    5. For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & the Impressions
    6. Plain Gold Ring - Nina Simone
    7. Get Yourself Another Fool - Charles Brown
    8. Trying to Get to You - Roy Orbison
    9. So Glad You're Mine - Elvis Presley
    10. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    11. Seasons of My Heart - George Jones
    12. Crazy Arms
    13. Wondering - Webb Pierce
    14. Send Me the Pillow (That You Dream On) - The Louvin Brothers
    15. Cry, Cry, Cry
    16. Satisfied Mind, A - Porter Wagoner
    17. Mood Indigo - Nina Simone
    18. But Not for Me - Ella Fitzgerald/Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
    19. It Hurts Me Too - Tampa Red
    20. Don't Ever Change
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 77

  • Credits

    Tributee: Elvis Costello.
    Liner Note Author: Dave Henderson.
    As one would expect, the 20-track Roots of Elvis Costello draws its water from an awfully deep well, citing influences as diverse as Nina Simone ("Plain Gold Ring") and Screamin' Jay Hawkins ("I Put a Spell on You"). For the most part, it's an enjoyable romp through early rock & roll history, with stops made at the houses of Roy Orbison ("Trying to Get to You"), Porter Wagoner ("A Satisfied Mind"), Little Richard ("Bama Lama Bama Loo"), Johnny Cash ("Cry, Cry, Cry"), and even Hank Williams ("I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry"), but one has to question the likes of any crooners here, as Costello has been more than public about his love for Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and especially Burt Bacharach. ~ James Christopher Monger

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